|Martin Schiller 13June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)|
Martin Schiller, a retired electrical engineer and Holocaust survivor, was interviewed on June 13, 2013 by Mark Gerstein at the Yiddish Book Center. Martin shared in rich detail his memories of growing up in the 1930s in the Polish town of Tarnobrzeg (Dzhikev). He describes the singing in his home, the celebration of various Jewish holidays, and prayer in the shul (synagogue). He remembers attending a cheder (religious primary school), the various foods prepared in his household, and his mother ...
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|Leo Weitzman 13July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)|
Leo Weitzman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 13, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Leo Weitzman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Applebaum-Driker Theater, July 13, 2011...
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|Mark Louden 21March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)|
Mark Louden, Professor of Linguistics in the Department of German at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, was interviewed by Allie Brudner on March 21, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Professor Louden is one of a small number of non-Jewish Yiddish experts. Louden grew up in Oakland, California, and was exposed to Jewish culture and Yiddish through friends’ families and his parents’ friends...
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